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Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour. Visit the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and the impressive PIAZZA DUOMO with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and the famous La Scala Opera House. Depart the flat Po area and turn towards the Adriatic Coast and Venice, a magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe.
Take a PRIVATE BOAT and join your Local Guide for a walking tour. Highlights include ST. MARK’S SQUARE with its Byzantine BASILICA and lavish DOGES’ PALACE with the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner.
Stop in Modena’s delightful town center. Visit PIAZZA GRANDE, the main square and see the famous Ghirlandina Tower. Afterwards, learn about one of Italy's most famous local products during LF a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING and light lunch. Continue on to Parma, world-famous for its prosciutto and parmesan cheese.
Explore the university city with a Local Guide. Admire the romanesque buildings, the Teatro Regio, the magnificent Palazzo della Pilotta, and the cathedral, famous for its frescoes. Next is Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. Tonight is your chance to try one of Turin’s fine restaurants.
Admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, during your guided sightseeing. Walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL, which houses the Holy Shroud. Drive to Lake Como, where you will stay for two nights.
Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes and has attracted many aristocrats and celebrities to reside in one of the many villas that line the lakeshore. Follow your Tour Director for an orientation walk through the pretty center of Como. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to make the most of your stay. Later, a farewell dinner is prepared for you at your hotel to celebrate your Italian vacation.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Milan.)
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Modern 8-story Hotel situated in main shopping area, 1/2 km from Duomo Square.
A plush traditional Venetian style hotel set in a majestic four story building with refined interiors such as Murano glass wall lamps and gilt-edged furniture. Perfectly placed on the Grand Canal, with a vaporetto stop right outside and close to the main train station, this property offers great transportation access with the Rialto Bridge close by. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property which has an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, and a lovely rooftop terrace where drinks are served with views of the spired city skyline as a backdrop. 145 air-conditioned classically styled guestrooms offer coffee/tea-making facilities.
Hotel B4 Bellini is situated in an elegant 18th-century patrician palazzo in the Cannareggio quarter, transformed into a hotel at the turn of the last century. Inside, the luxurious splendour of the 18th and 19th centuries lives on in the ancient marbles and magnificent Murano glass chandeliers, all set against rich period decor. The restaurant offers local specialties served in a dining room illuminated by splendidly decorated windows, guests can also relax comfortably and sip a cocktail in the enclosed garden. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel.
Contemporary 8-story hotel in the Liberty style; located in the heart of Parma, adjacent to the Parco Ducale; multilingual staff.
The NH Torino Lingotto Congress hotel, formerly known as NH Lingotto, is part of the old Fiat factory in the Lingotto area of Turin. It's connected to both a conference center and shopping and cinema complex and is just steps away from a range of Italian restaurants.
"The NH Torino Centro hotel, formerly known as NH Torino Ambasciatori is just a kilometer from Turin¿s city center, near the Gallery of Contemporary Modern Art. The most famous attractions such as the Egyptian Museum, Piazza San Carlo and Mole Antonelliana are easily accessible by foot or via public transport from the hotel. The hotel has 182 air conditioned guest rooms, which are decorated in warm, cozy colors with minibars, Free Wi-Fi access and USB ports. The in-house restaurant serves a rich breakfast buffet as well as international and Italian menus for lunch & dinner and there is an all day cocktail bar."
Overlooking Piazza Cavour, this modern 84-room hotel is just steps away from the shores of Lake Como with free Wi-Fi access available throughout. Italian and international cuisine is served in the Bistro restaurant on the ground floor where drinks and light meals can also be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace during the summer season. The American lobby bar offers the perfect place to unwind and relax with a drink.
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